Voted by Empire magazine as the 12th greatest movie character of all time, Marty McFly is as beloved now as he was in 1985 when the first movie came out. He continues to be popular, and he is a frequent source of inspiration for Halloween costumes (Source).
Even more so, Back to The Future costume parties and conventions are continually happening across the world.
Whether for Halloween or cosplay, if you are searching for a Marty McFly costume, it is important to determine the version of Marty you wish to portray. Having an idea of what is available in the market is also vital.
Here is a review of the top-rated Marty McFly costumes that draw inspiration from all the three films.
The Best Marty McFly Costumes of 2018
Table of Contents
- 1 The Best Marty McFly Costumes of 2018
- 2 1. Back to The Future Marty McFly Costume — The Most Original Marty McFly Costume
- 3 2. Fun Costumes Women’s Marty McFly Costume — The Most Stylish Marty McFly Costume
- 4 3. Back to The Future Cowboy Marty Costume — The Costume That Best Represents the Marty of Back to The Future III
- 5 4. Back to The Future Marty Mcfly Toddler Costume — The Most Adorable Mart Costume
- 6 5. Fun Costumes Authentic McFly Jacket — Authentic Back to The Future II Costume
- 7 What to Consider Before Purchasing the Costume
- 8 Our Final Take
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1. Back to The Future Marty McFly Costume — The Most Original Marty McFly CostumeWhile the people of 1955 might not understand your sense of style, this kind of clothing is perfect for driving Doc Brown’s DeLorean through the fabric of time. It is the classic Marty McFly 1985 look consisting of a jacket, a vest, a shirt, a holographic card and a “Save the Clock Tower” flyer.
The short-sleeved black and white plaid shirt are reminiscent of the shirt Marty wore in the first film. The shirt has buttons at the center front so that you can effortlessly get in and out of the shirt. The blue jean jacket is worn over the shirt to recreate that Marty look and it has metal snaps at center front.
Though the metal snaps allow you to fasten the jacket, it is essential to remember that Marty never fastened his. Thus, if you want to remain faithful to the original, leave it unfastened. The fabric on the shirt and the jacket is 100% polyester. That means it is durable and you can reuse this costume for multiple events.
The well-known red vest is the final piece of this costume. It has a separating zipper in front and fiberfill has been used to recreate down vest appearance.
The “Save the Clock Tower” Flyer and the holographic card are two props that come with the costume. The flyer prop is a replica of the flyer the clock tower lady gave to Marty. The holographic card is a photo of Marty and his siblings, and it fades in and out.
Note that the manufacturers of this costume allow you to rent the costume at a lower price. If you decide to rent the costume, the flyer and the holographic card are not included.
The final thing to remember is that pants and shoes are not part of the costume. It is up to you to find the denim jeans and the Nike Bruin shoes that will complete the ensemble. The costume is available in all the standard men’s sizes—extra-small, small, medium, large, extra-large and 2X.
2. Fun Costumes Women’s Marty McFly Costume — The Most Stylish Marty McFly CostumeWomen would also love to don the Marty McFly costume and experience countless adventures while flying through space. The Women’s Marty McFly Costume draws its inspiration from the first movie, and it reimagines a female version of the classic Marty costume.
The costume is made up of four items—a tank top, a shirt, a jacket and a vest. The red tank top and the short sleeve shirt bring the movie to life. The tank top has narrow shoulder straps. The black and white shirt has buttons at the front for ease of wear and to allow the wearer to fasten the shirt if they so wish.
The chambray jacket has sleeve cuffs that complement the shirt in terms of color. The metal snaps at the center front pay homage to the original costume.
The red anorak vest completes the look. Though it is not a down vest in the strictest sense of the word, the puff nature allows it to resemble Marty’s down vest. Welted pockets on the vest’s front add exciting detailing and make the vest more stylish.
The short shorts are not part of the costume, and neither are the hat and skateboard replica props. While the short shorts pair best with the costume, you can always match the costume with something else, for instance, skinny jeans. You can purchase the replica props separately at an affordable price.
The costume is available in all the standard women’s sizes—extra-small, small, medium and large. Consult the size chart to get the right size, and once you do, you are ready to steal the scene at any costume convention with this cute style Mart McFly women’s costume.
3. Back to The Future Cowboy Marty Costume — The Costume That Best Represents the Marty of Back to The Future IIIIf you are a fan of the Back to The Future Movies, then you vividly remember Marty traveling to 1885 to rescue Doc. He arrived in the middle of Calvary pursuit of Indians, and he had to blend with 1885 style of clothing.
The Cowboy Marty Costume draws its inspiration from this third movie. It is made up of four items—a shirt, pants, bandanna and belt with a buckle. The pink button-up shirt complete with fringe detailing and atom shaped designs will instantly transform you into a time-traveling cowboy hero. The shirt has a contrasting yoke for design aesthetic, and one cannot fail to notice the piping which adds an element of style.
The red pants have a piping trim and a zipper fly complete with a button at the top. The pants are a replica of what Michael J. Fox wore in the film. The faux leather belt has an oval metal buckle which deviates a little for the movie because the buckle in the film is distinctively golden.
You can tie the 24” square bandanna as desired but if you want an authentic Marty look, then you should tie the bandanna on your neck. Note that the hat and boots are not part of the costume and you have to purchase them separately.
The costume is available in small, medium large and extra-large sizes.
4. Back to The Future Marty Mcfly Toddler Costume — The Most Adorable Mart CostumeHow cute would your toddler be bedecked in the full Marty McFly costume? Drawing its inspiration from the first movie; this costume is the toddler version of the Back to The Future Marty McFly costume discussed above.
Similar to the adult costume, this costume is made up of three items—a vest, a shirt and a jacket. The buttoned-up jean jacket complete with sleeve cuffs fits over the black and white dress shirt. The metal snaps on the jean jacket pay homage to the original costume from the movie.
Both the jacket and the shirt are made from 100% polyester and are therefore durable. The fiberfill classic red vest has a separating zipper in front and is a perfect replica of the jacket worn by Michael J. Fox in the film. The fiberfill used in the vest ensures the vest is puffy enough.
The pants and shoes are not part of the costume. It is essential that you pair the costume with denim pants to replicate Marty’s exact look. While Nike Bruin shoes are synonymous with Marty, this costume is forgiving, and you can easily pair it with a variety of shoes without spoiling the overall look.
A significant difference between this toddler costume and the adult version is that the costume does not come with the flyer or the holographic card. If you desire these replica props, then you have to purchase them separately.
The costume is available in three distinct sizes—18MO, 2T and 4T. With these three sizes, you can turn your 18-month-old to three-year-old into a tiny twin of Marty.
5. Fun Costumes Authentic McFly Jacket — Authentic Back to The Future II CostumeWhile this costume is only a one-piece jacket, it has everything you need to recreate the Marty McFly look from Back to The Future II. Simply rummage through your closet for a red t-shirt; wear this jacket over the shirt, and you will have recreated an authentic Marty McFly look.
Note that in the second film, Marty travels to 2015. In 2015, thanks to technology, jackets easily change form to fit the wearer. Also, jackets of this year can power dry once wet.
This particular jacket attempts to recreate that 2015 jacket depicted in the movie. It has vivid details that are bound to please fans of the film. A red waffle style fabric is the material used to construct the exterior of the jacket. The gray sleeves are made out of faux leather material. The collar and pocket details also utilize the faux leather.
The “accordion” style sleeves (pleated sleeves) have straps complete with metal snaps that hold up the sleeves in two places. The straps enable the wearer to adjust the length. The jacket’s most fascinating detail is the auto-adjusting and auto-drying replica box attached to the waist.
While the jacket does not actually auto dry, when you press the buttons at the waist, the jacket speaks phrases from the movie. The phrases include: “Drying mode on. Jacket drying. Your jacket is now dry.” And “adjusting fit.” Note that the jacket also lights up on pressing the button.
The jacket is available in all the standard men’s sizes.
Together with this jacket, you can purchase the color shifting baseball cap that Marty wore in the second film so he could pose as his son Marty Jr.
The Diamond Select Marty Cap is a one size fits all cap made from ultra-reflective fabric. The material enables the cap to shimmer and change color recreating the futuristic baseball cap.
The hat comes complete with the “back to the future” tag.
What to Consider Before Purchasing the Costume
There are three key things to take into account before purchasing the costume.
Pants and Shoes
As observed from the costumes discussed above; pants and shoes are not part of the Marty McFly costume ensemble.
Before purchase, it is important to determine whether you have the pants and shoes that will pair well with the costume. If you do not, then you must take steps to purchase them separately.
Marty is known for his blue jeans and Nike Bruin. Keep that in mind when purchasing the shoes and pants.
Which Marty McFly Do You Wish to Embody
This is an important consideration that will determine which costume to purchase. In the first movie, Marty traveled to 1955. In the second, he traveled to 2015. In the third, he traveled to 1885. Depending on where he was, Marty varied his clothing to fit that year.
Although the most popular Marty costume is the outfit he wore in 1985, it is entirely up to you to decide which version of Marty you wish to depict. Once you do, you can now go ahead and purchase the appropriate costume.
Especially for costume parties and conventions, it is important to consider purchasing the props that go with the costume. The most significant accessory, other than the cap is the watch. Marty was never without his calculator watch. It had a calculator and buttons for keying calculations.
Another key prop is the skateboard. Marty was an accomplished skater and was often seen with his skateboard.
Our Final Take
With this guide, you now have an idea of what is available. While you can always go with something else, the discussed costumes discuss five of the best Marty costumes in the market today.
With Halloween almost here, go through the guide and determine if there is something for you.